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On The Mark: Food providers adapt during 'stay at home'


April 24, 2020

Jana Peterson

Taco John's in Cloquet has shifted all of its sales to the drive-through.

I set out to ask small businesses in Carlton County how they are faring under social distancing practices. I found amazing spirit, concerns, and accommodation on the part of employers, suppliers, customers, and workers. Among those deeply challenged are those working with food.

It's not surprising that those engaged with growing, harvesting, processing, distributing, selling and preparing food face formidable challenges at present. Many café and restaurant owners have had to shutter their doors completely. Some continue to sell takeout.

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